Overview: The cache of Aphex Twin's epic Soundcloud output (under username user18081971) between 2015 and January 2016 (when all of his tracks were removed).
Notes from source:
All files that have been made downloadable by Richard are here in full quality, as-uploaded from his databanks. Any files NOT downloadable were ripped @ 128k streaming quality and the filename was suffixed as "_128.mp3" and will be replaced with full quality if made downloadable in the future.
In order to preserve the "history" and originality of the files as-uploaded from Richard, the ID3 tags in these files are as un-modified as possible. Nothing in the ID3 tags were modified from how Richard originally had them, EXCEPT:
Album Art: All tracks have their respective SoundCloud images, dark plum color @ 500x500 pixel by default.
COMPOSER:All files have "Richard David James" added to the field.
TITLE: The field contains the original title as Richard typed it (so the file names might differ because Richard renamed them on SC after uploading).
TRACK: The field contains the upload order (none of Richard's original files had track numbers).
Copied tags: Original tags put into the files by Richard, but are often modified by others, were preserved by copying the tags to custom fields:
ALBUM copied to AFXALBUMORIGINAL
ARTIST copied to AFXARTISTORIGINAL
COMMENT copied to AFXCOMMENTORIGINAL
GENRE copied to AFXGENREORIGINAL
TITLE copied to AFXTITLEORIGINAL
Regarding tags in files only available in 128k "ripped" format:
Because Richard did not make these files downloadable, the true ID3 tag data is not available.
For these few files, the tags are:
COMMENT the track comment typed by Richard, if applicable
ENCODERSETTINGS Lavf56.26.101 (the SoundCloud streaming encoder)
July 1, 2020 Subject:
This has been my favourite dump to date.
Thanks Richard, we love you man.
July 23, 2018 Subject:
A hard slog, but worth it
There's over 20 hours worth of Aphex Twin here, and some of it can be borderline unlistenable. But at its best, this collection of songs is spectacular. It's worth downloading just so you can listen through and pick out your favourites, there's something for everyone here.
May 4, 2017 Subject:
Aphex Twin Fan says "Best Dump Ever"